Lobbying and Policy Change
Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why
Winner of the Leon D. Epstein Outsanding Book Award,
APSA Section on Political Organizations and Parties, 2010
Frank R. Baumgartner
Jeffrey M. Berry
David C. Kimball
Beth L. Leech
University of Chicago Press, 2009
360 pages, 10 line drawings, 40 tables 6 x 9 © 2009
Cloth $66.00 ISBN: 9780226039442 Published June 2009
Paper $24.00 ISBN: 9780226039459 Published June 2009
Link to our web site which provides
all the primary materials including original source documents for each
of the 98 issues in our sample.
Link to our documentation page which
provides all the publicly available datasets needed to recreate the analysis
in our book or conduct further studies.
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on Politics 9 (1): 178-80 (2011), by McGee Young
- Journal of Politics
72 (4): 1252-67 (2010), by Thomas T. Holyoke
- Political Science
Quarterly 125 (1), 2010, by Susan Webb Yackee
- Public Administration
88 (3): 895-898, 2010, by Caelesta Braun-Poppelaars
- Journal of Health
Politics, Policy, and Law 35 (3): 433-438 (2010), by David Randall
Fall 2010, pp. 48-49, by John Samples
Legislative Studies Section Newsletter Jan 2010, by Caitlyn O'Grady
March 2010, by S. L. Harrison
- Fraussen, Bert. 2012. Interest Group Politics: Change and Continuity. Journal of European Integration, 34, 5: 523-529.
- Gouvernement et Action Publique 2: 189-192 (Avril-Juin 2012), by Hélène Michel (review in French)
Blog and media discussions:
- The lobbying economy is twice as big as we think, by Andrew Prokop, October 3, 2014. Vox.com. (Interview with Tim LaPira, who was a lead research assistant on our book and now associate professor of political science at James Madison University. They discuss revolving door lobbyists, the scope of the lobbying universe, and our book.)
- Fiascos and Matters of Degree, by Bob Bauer, March 27, 2014, More Soft Money Hard Law blog. (Discussion of our 2014 article in Election Law Journal based on the book.)
- The real reason Silicon Valley can't win in Washington, by Matthew Yglesias, May 27, 2014, Vox.
- Kill Bill, by Thomas B. Edsall, May 22, 2013, New York Times Opinionator Blog.
- Think Again: The Power of Un-Reality, by Eric Alterman, December 20, 2012, Center for American Progress.
- The Endless Lobbying Arms Race, by Ryan Cooper, September 26, 2012. Washington Monthly.
- Is the government making Washington rich? (In charts, of course), by Dylan Matthews, September 25, 2012. Ezra Klein's Wonkbook, WashingtonPost.com.
- Democracy in America, The Economist.com, , September 26, 2012.
- 5 Lessons from the SOPA/PIPA Fight, by Matthew Yglesias, Slate / Moneybox, January 20, 2012.
- Think Again: When Money Talks, Who Listens (Besides Politicians)?, by Eric Alterman, Nov 8, 2010. Center for American Progress.
Street and the Status Quo, feature story on our book, by Melinda
Burns, Miller-McCune magazine, Sept-Oct 2010.
- A story
in the New York Times Week in Review "Idea of the Day"
section about our book, and the article above, from August 20, 2010.
Yglesias on his blog, from August 20, 2010.
- Hightlighted site of the week on lobby
comply blog by Joe May, August 20, 2010.
Yields Nothing?" by Lee Drutman, August 20, 2010.
Dont Let Your Daughters Grow Up To Be Lobbyists, by Jessica
Dweck, August 20, 2010.
- Do Lobbyists Have Influence?, Public
Real Impact of Interest Groups, by Steven Greene, September 1, 2010.
Equilibrium, by Reihan Salam, National Review Online, September
Sci 101, by Ezra Klein, Washington Post, September 12, 2010.
- Legislation by Donation? by Mark Derewicz, Endeavors, Winter 2011, pp. 36-40.
- A debate entitled Why
do Lobbyists Have the Veto? surrounding our book at the National
Press Club in Washington DC on September 16, 2010. (See
the video here, lasting approximately 90 minutes.) (Related coverage
Listen to a radio
interview with Baumgartner about lobbying in Washington with Laval
University radio station CHYZ 94.3 FM, recorded 16 April 2010. The interview
lasts approximately 30 minutes and covers lobbying in Washington, interest
groups, and at the end a few comments on the death penalty. NOTE: THE
INTERVIEW IS CONDUCTED IN FRENCH.
October 4, 2014